september 15, 2021 - Hankook

Hankook`s Ventus S1 evo 3 wins the Auto Express 2021 Summer Tyre Test

Hankook’s ultra-high-performance tyre, the Ventus S1 evo 3 is crowned winner of the 2021 Summer Tyre Test from the UK’s bestselling car magazine #auto Express. Hankook’s summer tyre topped the table scoring 100% in wet braking which is crucial on UK roads.

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, September 15, 2021 – Premium manufacturer Hankook’s latest version of its ultra-high-performance tyre, the Ventus S1 evo 3 has taken its first test win in the 2021 Summer Tyre Test by #auto Express Magazine, the UK’s bestselling car magazine. Since 1998, the #auto Express tyre tests have been seen as the benchmark for performance, safety and fuel-efficiency by consumers looking for independent tyre advice. In the tests, which were published in the September 2021 Special Edition, the #hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 was competing against 10 other summer tyre brands in the big-selling 225/45 R17 size. 

Each tyre was rated in a series of key performance assessments at a proving ground in in northern Germany, including wet grip, dry grip, noise, fuel economy and price. All test results were converted to percentages to accurately reflect the tyre’s relative performance and these are essentially added together to get the final result.   The Ventus S1 evo 3 also topped the test in the wet grip category, which is the area drivers are most likely to exceed their tyre’s grip. #auto Express commented on the result “To finish two meters ahead of the next-best – which was still doing 13 mph when the Ventus had stopped - deserves noting. It was not just in a straight line where the #hankook excelled; it was good on the wet handling circuit, marrying strong front-end performance with a grippy rear. The balance was good, with precise steeling allowing secure progress through the turns on the throttle. It also worked well in the deeper water aquaplaning tests.”

British online tyre dealer which sponsored the tyre test concluded “The #hankook has proven to be a very popular choice with customers, with reviews frequently commending the tyre’s grip, excellent road handling and overall performance.”

Sanghoon Lee, President of #hankook Tire in Europe said “We are delighted with the result in the latest summer tyre tests by #auto Express. The Ventus S1 evo 3 has already received a Highly Recommended accolade in the Tyre Reviews 2021 UHP tyre test and this latest award underlines our commitment to providing drivers with excellent handling throughout powerful acceleration as well as excellent wet braking performance.”

The Ventus S1 evo 3 is original equipment on many leading premium car brands. For more details on Hankook’s range of award-winning tyres, please visit

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